Penny J Kendall, ACC | Christian Life & Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker – Empowering God's Women to Live "On Mission" »

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Do you ever feel like discouragement and disappointment are threatening to take over? Do you ever feel like you’ve given your all and it’s never enough? Do you ever feel weary and ready to quit? That would be a YES for me!! Some days are just hard, aren’t they? Things said or done can make our hearts […]

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  • Sheila Yeager - April 3, 2016 - 5:54 am

    Wow! Penny, Thanks! Words do matter.ReplyCancel

    • Penny J Kendall - April 3, 2016 - 8:16 pm

      Thank you, Sheila. May you be blessed, this day and always,with beautiful and affirming words!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - April 5, 2016 - 9:51 pm

    Words ARE important and thank you for saying so! I try very hard to be conscious of what I’m saying and/or how I’m saying it. I am not a negative person by nature, but I do confess I spend a lot of time deleting a comment I was going to post (usually political) because of the negative and divisive words. And sometimes, when I’m feeling particularly stubborn, I hit “send”.

    As a writer it’s sometimes hard to know when to “share your truth” and when to let it go because of how it might make someone else feel.

    Thanks again for your thoughtful words. Love you!ReplyCancel

    • Penny J Kendall - April 6, 2016 - 2:05 pm

      Jen, I completely relate. I face this dilemma at times as well. Sometimes showing grace means sharing the truth but I think the key is how we offer the truth and what our intentions are in offering it. Thank you for your encouragement and support. Love you too!ReplyCancel

They had worked all night with nothing to show for it. They were calling it quits and washing their nets when Jesus noticed their boats at the water’s edge. People were crowding around him to hear the word of God so he stepped into the boat that belonged to Peter and asked him to push away from […]

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Happy Fresh Start in 2016! I don’t know about you but I’m excited for a fresh start in 2016. I don’t always do life as well as I’d like, so I sure am thankful for those opportunities to re-group and begin again. I’m ready to jump into 2016 with both feet and to keep journeying on to becoming the me I was meant to […]

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It’s been a decade since my 21-year-old son took his first step into Paradise and I still miss him every day. The pain is not as raw as it once was but there will always be an empty chair where he belongs; a place in our hearts that can never be filled. Every day is hard without him but the […]

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  • Rach D - January 2, 2016 - 5:43 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss…

    This Christmas was our first without our grandmother (that I was very close to as we shared a common faith in Christ) and it has been hard at moments. For me, I’m still at the point where I don’t even want to “go there” when the memories flood in..

    Thank you so much for sharing bravely from your heart. I love how practical the tips are.ReplyCancel

    • Penny J Kendall - January 2, 2016 - 3:04 pm

      I’m so sorry for your loss as well. The process of grieving is a personal one, so take your time and ‘go there’ when you are ready. God will slowly turn your tears to joy and you’ll be able to visit those memories easier as time goes on. Even then, tears will flow … and that is okay! Blessings on your journey. May you feel the warm embrace of comfort from the Father as you miss your special one. Blessings, PennyReplyCancel

  • Katie Cole - January 6, 2016 - 9:18 am

    Christmas was hard for me this year because I lost my mom in July. I miss her every day and have so many Christmas memories that include her. I’m thankful to have siblings who miss her as much and we share memories via texts, emails and FB posts. Most days I have to “grieve invisibly” because no one around me knew my mom, and my husband doesn’t see the need for special remembrances like you suggest above. God has become my “memory sharer” and gives me cool reminders of my mom and dad and others who are already in Heaven.ReplyCancel

    • Penny J Kendall - January 8, 2016 - 8:49 pm

      Katie — I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. So many of us grieve invisibly. Isn’t it a blessing that we have a God who knows our heart and always allow us to share our memories with? Blessings on your journey, PennyReplyCancel

Have you ever had someone in your home that you couldn’t wait to invite again? Or had one that you said you’d never ask to come back? How do you think you’d be described? Which of these would you like to be? The scripture tells us over and over again that — the Lord is gracious and compassionate. Oh, how I […]

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  • Shann Eva - September 13, 2015 - 8:32 pm

    This is such a great post. I always try to be a great guest, but it helps having these reminders. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Penny J Kendall - September 22, 2015 - 1:30 am

      Thank you, Shann. I am so glad these little helps were a blessing to you. PennyReplyCancel